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Sunset Boulevard – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Book and Lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Billy Wilder’s 1950s film, set in the late 1940s/1950s about an ageing movie star whose career has faded along with her looks, is the basis for Sunset Boulevard the musical.  Norma Desmond (Ria Jones) is living in the past, desperately pretending to ...

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Sunset Boulevard – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book & Lyrics: Don Black & Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Tate James “The address is 10086 Sunset Boulevard” When starving writer, Joe Gillis, pulled his car into the driveway of a forgotten mansion on Sunset Boulevard, he had no idea he would end up tangled in the demise of a former silent movie star. ...

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CATS – Liverpool Empire

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T.S. Elliot Original Director: Trevor Nunn Tour Direction: Chrissie Cartwright Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] CATS is one of the biggest hits in musical theatre but it very never nearly got off the ground due to not being able to raise the capital needed for the show to ...

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CATS – The Mayflower, Southampton

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Trevor Nunn Associate Director/Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Kerri Peck [Rating:4] The Mayflower theatre in Southampton urges us not to miss CATS, Andrew Lloyd-Webber's extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit musical as it returns for two weeks only. CATS began life when Andrew Lloyd Webber was looking for a new challenge in the late 70s. He used a favourite ...

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Cats – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Based on the book by T.S.Elliot Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Trevor Nunn Musical director: Adrian Kirk Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] The Jellicle Moon is shining bright when the Jellicle Cats come out tonight at the opening night of Cats in Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre. Cats first opened on the West End in 1981 and has since been performed in over ...

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Cats – The Opera House, Manchester

Book/Music /Lyrics: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director : Adrian Kirk Reviewer: Jimmy Hardwick [Rating:4] Seeing a well-known and well-loved theatre production can be an unusual experience. The plot, lines and songs may be very familiar to the audience who are each looking forward to their own favourite moment. It must be somewhat daunting for a cast to know that many in ...

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